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Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER)

Monitoring is the systematic collection and analysis of information to enable the stakeholders determine whether key activities are being carried out as planned and desired results achieved or not. Monitoring provides feed back to the Management calling for corrective actions.

Monitoring, evaluation and research collectively constitute a key instrument in ensuring the ongoing learning necessary for the improvement of development interventions. In order to measure and ensure the effectiveness of its organisation’s work in long-established areas of focus, SRSO’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Unit (MERU) has conducted numerous studies. These internal studies have greatly helped the SRSO staff in determining the level and types of efforts necessary in achieving optimum results in terms of the depth and breadth of SRSO’s activities. Our rigorous monitoring system provides continuous feedback to the management and to other development partners. MER also assists the management in identifying relevant monitoring and evaluation indicators for inputs, processes and outcomes. MER professionals design Log Frames, Survey forms and other tools. This goes without saying that the MER is an important Section to ensure the quality of delivery of main Programme and to monitor the performance of professional staff.

Responsibilities of MER:

  1. The main responsibility of the M&E is preparation and updating of monthly progress report;
  2. Quarterly programme Review;
  3. Preparation of Annual Reports;
  4. Arrangements for meeting of Board of Directors;
  5. Preparation of quarterly Newsletters;
  6. Publications of IEC Material;
  7. Random monitoring visits to COs and projects without any prior plan and defined objectives;
  8. Baseline Survey Reports;
  9. Projects - End Evaluation and Completion Reports;
  10. Impact Assessment Study;
  11. Use of the Poverty Scorecard its Implementation and Analysis;
  12. Case Study.

SRSO has set up an outlet "Sartyoon Sang Crafts Enterprise" at the SRSO head office Sukkur , where products made by village folks are up-graded and displayed. SRSO also arrange and participate in Exhibitions at different places in Sindh and across Pakistan to promote work of artisans. The target of Crafts Enterprise Development Section is promotion of local handicrafts to local ,national and international markets.